Answering 50 Frequently Asked Questions About The War On Terrorism
Answering 50 Frequently Asked Questions About The War On Terrorism: 1) Is this a rush to war? Not at all. We’re working on the 19th UN Resolution since the Gulf War related to Iraqi disarmament. Furthermore, Bush has been talking about Iraq for more than a year. You could even go back to Bush’s speech nine days after 9/11 in which he said,
“And we will pursue nations that provide aid or safe haven to terrorism. Every nation in every region now has a decision to make Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists. From this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.”
Given that, there’s no way anyone can credibly claim we’re “rushing to war”.
2) Is it a war for oil? No, this is no more a war for oil than WW2 was a war for cheap electronics from Japan. We’re not going to gain anything economically by invading Iraq that we couldn’t just as easily gain by simply lifting the sanctions. Even if Iraq had no oil, they’d still be our target. You can get more info on this subject by reading editorials here and here. (Cont)